Trainer and Syndicate comments for Little Jimmy
Little Jimmy is not a huge horse, but what he lacks in size he more than makes up for with tenacity. He rarely runs a disappointing race, having a 72% win or place strike rate throughout his racing career. Last year he managed to finish in the prizemoney four times.
Trainer Tom Gretton has placed this son of Passing Glance incredibly well over the last four years to make the most of the racing opportunities available to him, and as a result Little Jimmy has more than paid his way. Tom describes him as his stable star - a permanent fixture who has provided the yard with plenty of good times at the races - and we are delighted to be syndicating him again for his coming racing season. In his three seasons shareholders have been treated to 15 excellent days at the races, and four fantastic wins and numerous placings. He has also run in races worth up to GBP 25,000 in total prizemoney.
Tom believes the gelding is going to continue in the same pattern as last season and Little Jimmy will have a break through high summer before starting back in late summer, building up to the new campaign, which will start in Autumn.
He is a brown/bay gelding, but is actually rather dark in colour and looks tremendous in his summer coat, which tends to come out early in Spring. He is a nimble jumper and in 35 races has managed to complete on 33 occasions! His jumping is normally extremely good - the only two times he has fallen have been when jumping the last fence when under pressure but in contention! Tommy has no worries about the geldings jumping - or his will to win, as he always tries his best.
He stated "This gelding is a star. He jumps for fun, and its a real character - needing to be treated very carefully. However, when he gets the right ride he will come through the field and really lay down a decent challenge. Hes a really good ride, and goes well for all sorts of jockeys - this last season we even had the top Military rider Guy Disney riding him!"
Tom added "On his day he is a good horse, and will be competitive in pretty much any chase race. Different distances come easy to him, and I expect to have a crack at one or two better races where we can get in with no weight at all - so we could see some nice racecourses as well this winter."